Odell Lear Rhyne Gardner
Odell Lear Rhyne Gardner age 95 of Maryville went to be with the Lord Friday, March 25, 2011 at Blount Memorial Hospital. She was a member of Springview Baptist Church. Odell was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She will be deeply missed by all who knew her. Preceded in death by: Husband, Harry W. Gardner; Parents, Carnel & Eva Rhyne; 3 Infant Sisters; Brothers, Jack & Joseph Rhyne; Sisters, Helen Roach and Verna Bee McDonell. Survivors include: Sons & Daughters-in-law, Lee & Beryl Gardner and Wayne & Karen Gardner; Daughter & Son-in-law, Nelda Sue & Clarence “Cas” Leonard; Grandchildren: Kevin Leonard, Terry Gardner & wife Denise, Brad Gardner & wife Tracy, Aaron Gardner & wife Kim, and Tanya Best & husband Greg; Nine Great-Grandchildren: Austin Leonard, Devon & Morgan Gardner, Mallory & Will Gardner, Kalee & Cody Best, Lindsey & Kelsey Gardner; Brother & Sister-in-law, W.D. & Betty Rhyne; Sister-in-law, Dorothy Rhyne; Brother-in-law, Jimmy Koons & wife Edith. The family would like to thank Morning View Assisted Living, Morning View Transitional Care, Dr. Scott Gardner and his staff for all the loving kindness shown to Odell and her family. Funeral service will be at 3:00 PM, Sunday, March 27, 2011 at Smith Trinity Chapel with Rev. Ben Ward and Rev. Greg McDonell officiating. Family and friends will assemble at 11:00 AM, Monday, March 28, 2011 at Sherwood Memorial Gardens for the interment. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to: Springview Baptist Church Samaritan Fund, 4220 US Hwy. 411 South, Maryville, TN 37801. Family will receive friends from 2:00 until 3:00 PM, Sunday, March 27, 2011 at Smith Trinity Chapel. Smith Funeral & Cremation Service, Maryville, 865-983-1000, www.smithmortuary.com.